• U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Definiteness Standard
  • June 10, 2014 | Author: Paul M. Rivard
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. involving the definiteness requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112 (b). The patent at issue relates to a heart rate monitor capable of measuring the heartbeat of an individual while exercising without attaching electrodes. The device compares electrical waves from an electrode gripped by the left hand to those from an electrode gripped by the right hand in order to calculate the individual’s heart rate.